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Who Was Jesus?
From: Acharya S aka D.M. Murdock
For years, people have asked me to provide a short and
easy-to-read summary of the "life of Jesus" to share with family and friends. I am
delighted to announce that I have now written a 39-page ebook designed to do just that,
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Who Was Jesus? is specifically designed for Christians and uses mainly Christian
texts and authorities. It starts out recounting the story of Christ found mostly in Matthew, followed by a short discussion of
each of the other gospels, where they meet and diverge from each other. Next, I discuss the concept of "textual harmonization" as well as the
gospel dates, revealing that the gospels are a mass of "variant readings" and that their
authorship and dates are uncertain. I also delve into some Old Testament
"prefiguring" and "prophecies," providing all-new, original side-by-side charts. Finally come many reasons
why people do not believe the story of Jesus Christ, and then a conclusion reminding the readers how much of our future rests
upon this issue and how it should not be taken lightly.
This new ebook Who was Jesus? is available
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"Who was Jesus? is perfect for the believer and
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"Thank you, Acharya, for the important work you are doing."
"Fundamentalist Christians...contend that the Bible is the absolute and infallible word of God.
But any careful reader recognizes that the Bible is full of contradictions, not the least being
glaring differences in the stories told of Jesus' life, death and resurrection. The four biblical gospels
(Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) don't report the same story. Further, on significant points, such as Jesus' genealogy, they
contradict each other. Biblical scholarship also shows that in early Christian writings there were
numerous other gospels, those that did not make it into the Bible, relating stories about Jesus that also
contradict the four biblical gospels. And isn't it interesting that all of those gospels were written decades after the time
that Jesus purportedly lived. They are not contemporary eyewitness accounts. Even more remarkable
is that none of the many historians living and writing at the time in the relevant locale
reported anything about the man Jesus or the miraculous events related in the
gospels. Any reasonable person, faced with these facts would have to question whether any of it was
true, to question even whether there was a historical Jesus at all.
"Given the choice, would you rather know what actually happened or to remain deluded, no matter
how pleasant the delusion? For those who prefer to learn the actual facts that constitute important events in history,
Who Was Jesus? is an eye-opener. It is a gateway to better
understanding of the foundation of Christianity.... If there is any reason to believe that
the very foundations of the Christ story are not what you thought, wouldn't you want to know about it?
"Who Was Jesus? is a succinct and penetrating examination of the
gospels and their internal contradictions as well as a critical look at how
the Jesus story was put together by fallible humans. It does not claim to be the whole story. But it is a great
beginning to your search for truth about the Jesus myth and the hopelessly muddled foundations
"With liberty, justice, tolerance and respect for all..."
1984 Libertarian Party Presidential Candidate
Libertarianism In One Lesson
Who Was Jesus? leads the reader gently through the
problems revealed within New Testament scholarship. These are serious difficulties widely known by New Testament scholars,
Christian or otherwise, but they are rarely brought to light to the rank-and-file believer.
Using biblical and Christian texts, Who was Jesus?:
"Beloved Acharya, I have finally had a breather to read and enjoy your fine essay, Who Was
Jesus? Thanks so much!"
"Your tone is more moderate than I often am, for which I
commend you! You are wise, too, to quote self-described evangelicals who see the need to take the text
in a more realistic way than the usual gymnastics we have come to accept from them....
"Though I think your more characteristic comparative mythology/astrology/religion approach is valuable, I believe it is
important to fill the gap you have now filled, demonstrating your grasp of the issues of gospel reliability in terms of the
in-house bibical-critical discussion. You've got that base covered, and in a moderate,
careful manner that does not seem at all axe-grinding....
"Your take on the 'doctrine of preservation' is interesting. When fundies claim the Holy
Spirit safeguarded the texts, what they mean is that the Spirit saw to it that somewhere, in some manuscript(s)
the true reading was preserved, though it is up to us to determine what it is. Or that the KJV (Byzantine/Textus Receptus) text
somehow preserves that spotless MS. Your interpretation of their claim is, I think, an unintended implication: Why not say
the scribes who had inspiration aiding them were the ones who did the 'correcting?' But then, which scribes? Which
corrections? Excellent point."
Dr. Robert M. Price
The Incredible Shrinking Son of Man
Following is an excerpt from Who Was
"In the nearly two millennia since the story of Jesus Christ began to be circulated, millions of people
have wondered, 'Who is Jesus Christ?' Much ink has been spilled, and many thousands of books have been written about this grandest of gods
and men, in the quest to portray the 'real Jesus.' Practically every personality type and special interest group has been able to find a
reflection of itself in Jesus, and countless people have looked to him as their inspiration and champion. Many millions, in fact, are quite
convinced that Christ is indeed the God of the universe who came to Earth in a human body 2,000 years ago. Still others have settled
into a comfortable position that Jesus was a 'nice guy' and a 'great leader' or a 'political rebel' who fought for the underdog. These
individuals often believe that Jesus was simply a human being, not God, but that his enthusiastic followers added a series of fairytales to
his biography after his death. A minority of others have looked at the story with a jaundiced eye and found little evidence to be convinced
of either of these two perspectives."
"A nicely compact and efficient
mini-book demonstrating how little we can trust the Gospels to provide us with an historical picture
of Christian beginnings, let alone a reliable biography of its reputed founder.
"The clear contradictions between the Gospels, the
wholesale changes and editorializing performed by later evangelists (each one following his own theology and
interests) in reworking earlier ones, the pervasive use of the Old Testament to construct the Gospel story - all
of it renders the foundations of Christianity a thing of smoke and quicksand.
"Together with her recent tour de force, Suns of God, Acharya S
has joined the growing number of pallbearers to the Historical Jesus, providing a few more nails in the coffin."
The Jesus Puzzle
"Here is wisdom. A sober, balanced and
very readable introduction to the core issues of the historical Jesus debate. Ms. Murdock
guides the reader through the gospel quartet, noting the areas that trouble the rational thinker, and should trouble
anyone concerned to discover for truth rather than defend dogma. She efficiently outlines the difficulties of harmonizing the
variant accounts of Jesus' ministry and shortcomings in the case for prophesy or extrabiblical testimony.
"A great primer that should be in every school library and on every intelligent Christian's
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Frankly, folks, I can always use help. Funds received will assist me in
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Publishing. The POD version will be fairly small - the perfect size to pass around! This may just be the book many of
my readers have requested over the years.
"A masterful job - enormously instructive!"
"I just finished Who Was Jesus?
"Wow! What a masterful job you have done—truly. To
take such a thorny and complex subject that could easily be 10 times as long and distill it
down to the most salient and pertinent facts in such a small number of pages is a true
talent possessed by few.
"Anyone, from those well versed on the subject to those who are complete
neophytes, would find this book enormously instructive. I would venture to say that even
the most obstinate church apologist would find this book to be a challenge to their ossified way of
"I did notice that you refrained from utilizing your well-developed sarcastic wit that made
The Christ Conspiracy such a joy to read. But I enjoyed Who Was Jesus? to the
Fit For Life
"You are very clever to produce a concise text of what
Christianity is today, and how we arrived at the finished product. The vast majority of Christians today
have no clue what they have gotten themselves into. Most will be dumbstruck with what you have shown... This is very
good, Acharya. I wish that I had a copy of this when I was in high school.... I hope you will be able to print a
hard copy. I can see a market for a small book like this for people who have never ventured into an Internet forum. The vast
majority of Christian pew warmers have no idea about 99% of the problems you point out, and it would be very nice for them
to be able to carry this information on their person.
"I can just see a Bible Study class looking into this !!!"
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"Acharya S deserves to be recognized as a leading researcher and an
expert in the field of comparative mythology, on a par with James Frazer or Robert
Graves--indeed, superior to those forerunners in the frankness of her conclusions and the volume of her
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P.S. In the testimonial box below are the many lovely comments from those who
have downloaded my new book Who Was Jesus? Many thanks to all of you! Big
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"I'm really looking forward to this book. Thanks for all your hard work in bringing the truth to us." JC
"May you have success in your efforts for truth." ER
"I've finally gotten to the point where the fairy tales I was fed as a youth are just that and there is no desire to revisit them
any more. Your writings have helped me get to the point where I realized that I had bought into a mentally deranged
worldview and gave me the courage to follow my long-suppressed inner wisdom to break free of the Christian
stranglehold. Who Was Jesus? appears to be a tool that I can pass on to my family and friends instead of letting
them bombard me with prayers for my eternal soul. Thanks a mil." SK
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"Thank you, Acharya." NG
"I really enjoyed hearing you on Freethoughtmedia radio with Bob Price. An hour was too short. Also, I'm SO glad you
are doing electronic and POD books. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and wisdom!" NO
"Love your stuff. Keep fighting the good fight. Us FREE Thinkers need more voice. What a great tool. Sincerely A Fan." JL
"You are doing very interesting work and I have read The Christ Conspiracy and The Suns of God. Keep
up the good work!" GK
"Best Wishes on your new project, Acharya. XO." SS
"Thanks for all your great research and work in gathering the mythos for us to read and study. Very much appreciated." AJ
"Good luck!" DH
"Wish it could be a million dollars..." CP
"Congrats! I can't wait to get started reading!" DW
"I'm really looking forward to WWJ." LM
"Thank you for all your hard work. Your research is far more important than people realize. Hopefully I will get to talk to
you in person one day. Just to do a brain dump on ideas on this topic. It's my idea of what's fun and interesting. But
somehow I don't think you'd mind. Take care." TH
"Keep up the great work, Acharya." KP
"Am looking forward to the ebook!" HR
"I can't wait!! Thanks so much!!" RC
"Raised Southern Baptist. Graduate study in Mid-East...Arab Culture. Currently a Unitarian Universalist. Wish you were on TV
"Hi Acharya...I'm originally from Nigeria. I am also a good friend of Dr Kanya here in Atlanta, who turned me on to you. I have
tremendously enjoyed your work, and I certainly intend to utilize it as a key tool in bring the same light of truth to my
friends, family and people of Nigeria who have been so taken by this 'Jesus fable' and Christianity entirely as a whole. I would
love an opportunity to get to speak with you so I may learn more from you on how to counter the lies, misinformation and
deception that Christianity has feed them... I have much admiration of your courage in putting out such earth shattering
information... the truth must be made known. I give you much thanks and look forward to an opportunity of speaking with you. Best
"Hi Acharya, best of luck!" CM
"I have read both of your published books and I have to say that you have to be the greatest mind in your area of research. I
have no trouble following your lines of thought, and I totally agree with your ideas. I can't wait to read this one! Thanks."
"I have read your last two books and wondered what else there is to learn from the ebook. I hope it is not simply a rehash of
those books just to make more profit." WW
[FYI, no, it's not!]
"Keep up the great work!" NS
"I am an old fan of yours and have followed your amazing career for years. I have been an agnostic since my prepschool years at a
very prestigious jesuit institution. I am so glad you came up now with this manuscript that I intend to read in one seating.
Thank you for your contribution to man's journey out of ignorance and superstition." RA
"Hello..I am looking forward to seeing how you are presenting this info. I love your other book.s :)" KF
"Hey Girl.... Glad to see your latest work. Wish I could donate thousands of bucks but alas.... I like the new venture. Web
publishing is so you!" WR
"Keep up the good work!" DM
"Thanks for your effort. I'll look forward to reading it." PA
"I am a big fan. Keep up getting out the truth." JS
"I can't WAIT to read your book. I work at the Post Office with people who STRONGLY believe that if you do NOT believe in
Jesus/God that you are a witch. They told me it was in the bible. I do NOT practice that JUST the mere fact that I do NOT believe
makes me the witch. I do, however, float in water. LOL Thank you Acharya S for all your hard work. You are so much
appreciated here." D.D.
"Thank you so much for all of the information and writings that you have provided. Your works are absolutely wonderful." RJ
"Thanks for all your work! I can hardly wait to read it." KB
"All the Best in all your adventures!" PC
"I'll add this to my list of recommended books." DD
"Thanks for continuing your work." JI
"Go Girl!" JO
"I'm glad to see you're still breaking the spell that delusional Christians are under. Keep up the great work!" JQ
"Am looking forward to reading this. Keep up the good work!" BD
"May you go to heaven and have 72 virgin guys, or whatever..." RM
"You are amazing." DK
"Can't wait to read your book! Lots of best wishes for a great success..." BV
"Thanks for your work! Looking forward to reading this summary and passing it on." TR
"Keep up the great work! Don't give up, the masses will not wake up and smell the coffee in our lifetime. But, you and
others are laying the foundation for anyone who is seeking the truth." RW
"You are an amazing researcher. Would be quite a thrill to meet you. You have an open invitation from us in Bangalore, India.
Thanks and best regards." SY
"Wish there was something equivalent for the HIV mythology, even more widespread than the Jesus myth in our times." GS
"Thanks. Please keep up the good works. Peace." RB
"I've read several of your articles on your website, and I find what you say very convincing. The story of Jesus mirroring
the path of the sun through the zodiac fascinates me. I was raised to know Jesus from the time I was two, and prying me away
from the idea he was an actual man is not easy, but to discover there were sixteen "God-men" with the same story as Jesus before
the time of Jesus stopped me in my tracks. Thanks for all your work. I look forward to reading WWJ, and your previous
book(s). Blessings." TW
"...looking forward to reading your work." PP
"Thank you for the energy and effort you put into your research, you deserve more recognition." JP
"I am looking forward to reading this. I enjoyed The Christ Conspiracy very much." TB
"GOOD WORK ACHARYA. CAN'T WAIT TO GET THE DOWNLOAD." SW
"Acharya is a bright
& shining star in the midst of darkness." NB
"Wish I could give more. Keep up the good work!" DT